Art and Social Change projects are an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Middle School Art, Music and History teachers. After being assigned a work of art and corresponding piece of music, eighth graders spent over a month investigating the historical connection between the two. The project highlights how the arts can give voice to social movements or be an impetus for change. The culmination was a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, led by the eighth grade who presented their research in the galleries to their classmates and the public.
We are so proud of our graduates, all of whom were accepted to their first-choice high schools! L to R: Thomas (George School), Kevin (Central, which has a 9% acceptance rate), Ethan (Friends Select), Joe (Central), Raul (Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush), Teacher Anna, Mackenzie (Archbishop Carroll), Jadyn (Cristo Rey), Siona (Central), and Cameron (the Workshop School). Not shown: Simone (Middletown High School, DE). Three were also accepted to Science Leadership Academy – 7% acceptance rate – but chose to attend other schools. Our students are prepared to succeed in selective high schools not only because of the dynamic academic program, but because they have learned to ask questions and to work well both independently and collaboratively. They are passionate, creative, concerned citizens, who have strong leadership capabilities and the ability to find peaceful solutions to conflict.